Art Goes to School looking for volunteers for 2017–18 school year

Arts Goes to School, an organization bringing reproductions of important artwork to children in grades one to five in Cherry Hill Public Schools, is looking for volunteers for the 2017–18 school year.

Art Goes to School is an organization that has been in the Cherry Hill school district for many years. AGTS brings reproductions of important artwork to the children. Pictures are on loan from the Philadelphia Museum of Art each year. Many communities in Delaware and Pennsylvania also offer this to elementary school children. Cherry Hill is particularly lucky to offer this program. At the end of the school year in June, an AGTS representative return the art works to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and new selections are made for the following year.

Volunteers to art Goes to School prepare in September to teach the Cherry Hill students. Each person chooses their favorite picture, prepares a report, and shares the information with the group. Many of the pictures have information included in a portfolio that can be used in the report. The meetings are 90 minutes each week and include breakfast. Lesson plans are worked on by the group during the final days of preparation so each person feels comfortable with the portfolio. All classroom assignments are based on the volunteer’s personal scheduled.

Art Goes to School includes mothers, grandmothers, retired teaches and people who are interested in art or would like to learn more about art. No prior art background is needed to join. A love of children, an opportunity to meet new friends and the desire to explore something new is all a volunteer needs.

For more information, contact Betty Hill at Bettyhillcat@gmail.com or Linda Markoff at lindatzippi@comcast.net.